Monday, May 09, 2016

More Blackpoll Warblers

Back to Lake Lancaster to look for Blackpoll Warblers. They were still there! Still in good numbers. Males were feeding all over the place like they were yesterday.

Blackpoll Warbler

Today they were a lot more in view which pleased me to no end.

Blackpoll Warbler

A real surprise was a Swanson's Thrush that popped up as I watched the warblers. I don't usually see then around this time of year.

Swainson's Thrush

It hooped around from oak to oak for a few minutes before disappearing.

Swainson's Thrush

Another nice surprise was a late juvenile male American Redstart. Really late in the season for them to be heading back North.

American Redstart

Across the lake, the Great Blue Heron rookery was very active with large juveniles still begging for food from the adults.

Great Blue Heron

A male Blackpoll Warbler cruised through the Cypress branches snatching insects.

Blackpoll Warbler

I finally found a female Blackpoll Warbler in the oaks by the road gobbling down a spider she had just grabbed.

Blackpoll Warbler

Nice to have a big group of migrants moving North this late in the year before the heat finally sets in.

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